Those times gave me solitude and peace similar to the way I feel now on my small farm watching that same sunrise over the dark pine forest. And that rising of the sun reminds me of the power of God the Father, Son and the Spirit and how important it is for us to put Him central in our lives and all that we do. For with Him we are everything; without Him we are nothing.
As I look at this country that I love, and I think about all the dramatic changes that we have been through recently, I know that things are terribly wrong. We have lost our moral compass, we have allowed and even condoned behavior that clearly is unacceptable to our God, and many have substituted money, materialism and greed as a replacement for Thee. Further, our government has lost all sense of ethical behavior, has violated its own laws to pursue a clearly Marxist direction, and we, the people have in many cases just stood by quietly, unwilling to challenge this behavior.
There are some signs today that the nation is waking up from its stupor. Patriotic groups, some Christian and some non-Christian but also representing God and moral principles and sound practices, have started to arise. They are being threatened and cajoled, but it appears that they have the courage and fortitude to fight the good fight. This fight is already underway, and let us pray that it will stay peaceful, using the force of logic and the good to change others. It is important that we support this movement and speak out loudly, for we are fast approaching a day that the changes will become irreversible.
When you hear some of those who would force us to accept their ways say that all they want is freedom of religion and free speech, don't believe them. What they want is to eliminate freedom of religion and speech for all of us, while they, being special interests with support from some ingovernment, will be allowed to continue their filth and vile action and talk. Marxism works that way; it breaks down all vestiges of morality and goodness in the name of freedom, which in turn destroys our inner selves, our values and ultimately that freedom it claims to support..
Oh God of Abraham and Father of the Christ, Be with us in our struggle for the heart and soul of America. Help us to be strong, outspoken for Thee, and always representing the Truth. We know that America is a special place and that Thy guidance and love allowed our Founding Fathers to persevere until she was fully established. Now it is our job to return her to what she was meant to be, a shining light for the rest of the world, which today needs that beacon of hope more than ever.
Like the dark days of the Depression and even the great World War II, Americans have always had the ability to rise up in times like these and do what needs to be done to maintain our freedoms. Infect us with Thy Spirit and infuse us with Thy love so that we may peacefully, yet effectively, show the misguided how wonderful America can be when it walks in the bright light of They love. We ask this prayer in His name, Amen
Never fear, never falter, and above all, never give up in your quest for a life filled with God.